WAIFC Young Academic Award 2022

The World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) invites young academics from around the world to participate in their inaugural Young Academic Award competition, seeking new insights and fresh perspectives from the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on how to achieve a sustainable financial industry.

Ph.D. students in finance, economics, mathematics, computer science, or other similar fields may submit papers or essays addressing one of the following topics:

1) The future of finance, or what will financial centers look like in 2030

2) How the financial sector can contribute to a sustainable economic recovery from the current pandemic

3) Innovations in sustainable finance and their impact on the financial industry

4) How financial centers can promote inclusive finance

5) New ways of successfully financing small and medium-sized enterprises

Papers on topics not mentioned above, but relevant to the work of international financial centers may also be considered.

The top three finalists will have the opportunity to present their research at WAIFC’s Annual General Meeting to be held in Casablanca, Morocco in October 2022.

A prize will be awarded to each of the top three finalists.

Applications for submission must be made no later than 15 May 2022 via this submission form.

For more details and resources related to the competition, please visit the WAIFC website.